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Natchez Festival of Music
Every May since 1991, the Natchez Festival of Music has been making Mississippi musical, staging a month-long whirlwind of operas, operettas, Broadway musicals, jazz, and special concerts in historic venues around the city. Here are just a few events among the highlights:
April 29: Die Fledermaus! (Or…The Bat Gets Even!)—The hilarious comic opera by Strauss will be performed by a full orchestra and vocalists from across the globe.7 pm at the Natchez Civic Center. $45.
May 2: An Evening with Ella Fitzgerald—Katrina Cox accompanied by the David Pellow Jazz Trio will perform Ella Fitzgerald’s greatest hits. 7 pm at Smoot’s Grocery.
May 4: The Glorious Sound of Brass—The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet will play some of their most exciting songs from their repertoire. 7 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church.
May 6: Spectacular, Spectacular—A journey through Braodway’s greatest hits at the Natchez City Auditorium. 7 pm.
May 11: Rossini, Puccini and Martinis—A festival favorite year after year, this one involves sipping cocktails while hearing opera’s most dramatic aria’s sung by amazing vocalists. 7 pm at the Historic Natchez Foundation.